Dr. Ershad Tavakol

Ershad Tavokol was a Ph.D. student at IAPN from April 2013 until December 2016. He works for K+S KALI GmbH since January 2017.

 

He studied the extent of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the antioxidant activity of plants under drought and nutrient deficiency conditions. Furthermore he evaluated the levels of phytohormone production in plants under different levels of abiotic stresses. Physiological responses to such stress conditions were simultaneously investigated by studying levels of cellular gene expression, correlation of quantitative expression and, specificity of the respective genes with their corresponding enzymes.

 

Prior to his Ph.D. studies Ershad Tavakol was a master student in the field of “Sustainable International Agriculture” (SIA) at the University of Göttingen, and he completed his M.Sc. in 2013.

 

Publications

Tränkner, M.; Jákli, B. & Tavakol, E. (2018): Functioning of potassium and magnesium in photosynthesis, photosynthate translocation and photoprotection. Physiol. Plantarum, available online https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12747.

Jákli, B.; Tavakol, E.; Tränkner, M.; Senbayram, M. & Dittert, K. (2017) Quantitative limitations to photosynthesis in K deficient sunflower and their implications on water-use efficiency. Journal of Plant Physiology 209, 20-30.

Tränkner, M.; Jákli, B.; Tavakol, E.; Geilfus, C.M.; Cakmak, I.; Dittert, K. & Senbayram, M. (2016) Magnesium deficiency decreases biomass water-use efficiency and increases leaf water-use efficiency and oxidative stress in barley plants. Plant Soil 406, 409-423.

Jákli, B.; Tavakol, E.; Tränkner, M. & Dittert, K. (2017) Restricted CO2 diffusion through the leaf mesophyll and not stomatal regulation limits photosynthesis in K deficient sunflower. International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC), August 21st – 24th, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jákli, B.; Tränkner, M.; Tavakol, E. & Dittert, K. (2017) Restricted CO2 diffusion through the leaf mesophyll and not stomatal regulation limits photosynthesis in K deficient crop plants. Frontiers of Potassium, January 25th – 27th, Rome, Italy.

Tränkner, M.; Tavakol, E.; Jákli, B. & Dittert K. (2017) Photoprotective responses and PSII functionality under Mg deficiency. XVIII. International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC), August 21st – 24th, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jákli, B.; Senbayram, M.; Tränkner, M.; Tavakol, E. & Dittert, K. (2015) Der Einfluss von Kalium auf die Wassernutzungseffizienz von Weizen – vom einzelnen Blatt zur gesamten Pflanze. International Conference of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP), September 17th – 18th, Göttingen, Germany.

Jákli, B.; Senbayram, M.; Tränkner, M.; Tavakol, E. & Dittert, K. (2015) The role of potassium in optimizing water-use efficiency and drought adaptation - from single leaves to whole plants. 45th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ), August 31st – September 04th, Göttingen, Germany.

Tränkner, M.; Jákli, B.; Tavakol, E.; Dittert, K. & Senbayram, M. (2014) Magnesium deficient barley plants have lower biomass water-use efficiency and increased sensitivity to excess light energy. 2nd Magnesium Symposium, November 4th – 6th, São Paulo, Brazil.

Tränkner, M.; Tavakol, E.; Dittert, K. & Senbayram, M. (2015) Photoprotective reactions of Mg deficient barley plants. International Conference of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP), September 17th – 18th, Göttingen, Germany.

Tavakol, E.; Tränkner, M.; Jákli, B.; Dittert, K. & Senbayram, M. (2014) Adequate K supply enhances tolerance to drought situations via optimized NPQ and antioxidant activity in spring wheat. International Conference of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP), September 10th – 12th, Halle (Saale), Germany.

Tränkner, M.; Tavakol, E.; Dittert, K. & Senbayram, M. (2014) Adequate magnesium supply increases biomass water-use efficiency and mitigates effects of excess light energy in barley. International Conference of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP), September 10th – 12th, Halle (Saale), Germany.

 

 

More about Dr. Ershad Tavakol:

PhD research project

Dissertation

Cover of the dissertation of Ershad Tavakol: Physiological and molecular responses of contrasting barley cultivars to limitations of potassium and water availability

The dissertation of Ershad Tavakol is published by Cuvilier-Verlag and can be ordered on their website. Go to the publishers page.